If you've ever asked, "Is he... you know..." about the character Benoit Blanc from Knives Out, the film's writer and director Rian Johnson has the answer.
And it's an emphatic yes.
Johnson announced this week at a screening that in the forthcoming sequel to the smash hit murder mystery/comedy, Netflix's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the character played by Daniel Craig is "obviously queer."
Guess the titular knives aren't the only things that are out, amirite?
Johnson announced the character detail at a London Film Festival screening over the weekend, and according to people who were present the crowd cheered at the news.
Johnson announced the character detail at a London Film Festival screening over the weekend.
According to people who were present the crowd full-on cheered at the news.
The topic arose after advance scenes supplied to members of the media included one in which Blanc appeared to be living with a man.
Asked about the scene and whether it means Blanc is queer, Johnson replied:
"Yes, he obviously is."
And though Johnson kept mum about who is playing Blanc's boyfriend, he did admit:
"[T]here's nobody in the world I can imagine bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with."
Craig himself, who was also in attendance at the event, agreed, telling the crowd:
"Who wouldn't want to live with that person?"
On Twitter, the announcement about Blanc's personal life had fans even more excited about the film than before.
Craig is the only returning cast member from the original Knives Out who appears in Glass Onion.
The sequel features a new setting on a Greek island, a whole new mystery at its center and a whole new cast that includes Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton and Janelle Monae.
But two performances in particular have fans eagerly anticipating the film's release—legends Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim appear in what turned out to be their last performances.
Lansbury passed away last week, and Stephen Sondheim last November.
The film releases for a one-week limited engagement in theaters next month and on Netflix December 23.